Wednesday, 20 February 2013

10 Famously Exonerated Death Row Inmates

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Each of the ten men on this list was wrongly convicted, sentenced to death, and exonerated years later. We can't even begin to imagine the kind of psychological damage spending time in prison must cause when you know that you're innocent but practically no one believes you. And all the while, you're waiting to die.

Even once they're freed, the rehabilitation process for such inmates must be emotionally intense. In some sense, these men will never escape the stigma attached to them due to the crimes of which they were wrongfully accused. Yet with the right kind of counseling and guidance, perhaps people subjected to such miscarriages of justice can learn to let go, move on, and enjoy the rest of their lives.